Canada’s Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday that it has scheduled its annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, for June.
The Big Ten announced that the conference will be held in a renovated, 4,200-seat stadium and is set to be the third and final Big Ten event held in the city.
The previous events were held at the old Rogers Centre, the home of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks.
The new venue will be larger and will feature a large and beautiful retractable roof.
It will host the Big Ten championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins on Sept. 27.
“The Big 10 is looking forward to hosting this conference for the first time in the province of British Columbia,” said Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to expand our footprint in Canada and attract the best coaches, players and academics from across the country.”
The conference will consist of 14 members, including three schools and four conferences.
The remaining nine members will be divided into four groups of eight.
All conference members will play a single game a year, but conference titles will be decided by a conference championship game.
The conference is the latest in a series of expansions by the conference.
The league added two additional divisions, the Mid-American and Mid-Western, and expanded the conferences’ geographical footprint.
It also expanded its regional footprint with the creation of the Midwestern and Pacific conferences.
The conferences annual meeting will be hosted by the Big 12 Conference.